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Never Post Photos of Your Auto Accident on Social Media

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With social media being such an important part of many people’s lives in today’s world, it’s tempting to post updates on almost everything that happens to you – including accidents. Believe it or not, one of the first things that many people do after being involved in a car accident is post a picture of the wreckage. Unfortunately, that can end up being a big mistake.

The fact is that you should never post about your car accident or your injuries on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or any social media platform. The reason why is that the photos or information in your posts could be used as evidence against you by insurance companies and/or defense lawyers.

For example, if you post ANYTHING immediately after an accident, it can be used against you to try and prove that you suffered no injuries, pain or discomfort from the accident.

Another example is that a friend may see a photo of your wrecked car on your Facebook page and send you a message asking how you are feeling. Your natural response may be “I’m fine” – even if you are actually badly injured. These kinds of things can be used against you in a lawsuit if they are discovered by defense attorneys or insurance companies.

The bottom line is that there is little or nothing that you can do on social media that will help your case if you’ve been in an accident – but there’s a whole lot of ways you can harm your case. Play it smart and never post photos – or any kind of information – about your car accident on social media.


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